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Top-100 teacher Tom Stickney of Punta Mita Golf Academy teaches golfers how to stop spinning out of their golf shots by “getting forward earlier.” Enjoy the video below!

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Tom F. Stickney II is the Director of Instruction and Business Development at Punta Mita, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (www.puntamita.com) He is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, and has been honored as a Golf Digest Best Teacher and a Golf Tips Top-25 Instructor. Tom is also a Trackman University Master/Partner, a distinction held by less than 15 people in the world. Punta Mita is a 1500 acre Golf and Beach Resort located just 45 minuted from Puerto Vallarta on a beautiful peninsula surrounded by the Bay of Banderas on three sides. Amenities include two Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses- with 14 holes directly on the water, a Golf Academy, four private Beach Clubs, a Four Seasons Hotel, a St. Regis Hotel, as well as, multiple private Villas and Homesites available. For more information regarding Punta Mita, golf outings, golf schools and private lessons, please email: tom.stickney@puntamita.com

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  1. Don

    Oct 8, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Tom, your head moves almost a head forward as you execute this movement. In my experience that causes either slices (when you don’t adjust with your hands), pull slices (late correction), or dead pulls (over-correcting). You also de-loft the club significantly. I’m completely with that folks who are doing what you say they’re doing, this would be beneficial but it still seems like an exaggerated move to get them on the right path and not the actual move they should be making. This is exactly what I’ve been doing for the past few years and it’s been very difficult to undo.

    Regardless, hope you’re enjoying Punta Mita. I liked the course (and that crazy boat ride to the par 3 green) and my wife loves Sayulita.

  2. Travis

    Oct 8, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Great quick video… Could this action cause dead pulls? I don’t slice but I do have thin and thick misses and dead pulls left (club is square to the path??)

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Lesson of the Day: Better body positions during the swing = more consistent shots

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In our “Lesson of the Day” video series with V1 Sports, we match a different GolfWRX member with a different V1 Sports instructor. It’s extremely important to both V1 Sports and GolfWRX to help golfers improve their games and shoot lower scores, and there’s no better way to do that than getting lessons. While we not only want to provide free lessons to select GolfWRX members, we want to encourage and inspire golfers to seek professional instruction. For instructions on how to submit your own video for a chance at getting a free lesson from a V1 Sports instructor as part of our Lesson of the Day series, CLICK HERE.

This week, V1 Pro Mark Heinemann for this week takes a look at WRXer Jon Hughes’ swing, offering both analysis and suggestions for improvement.

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Mark is an Advanced PGA Professional based out of Swing Studio Killarney, Co Kerry South West Ireland. Mark utilizes V1 software, Flightscope, Boditrak and Sam Putt Lab when coaching players of varied ability from beginner through to professional and also offers online coaching programs.

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Looking at Jon’s swing for the first time I was very impressed and I could see that he has played golf to a high level and still maintains a single digit handicap. I felt that Jon would benefit from greater consistency and a tighter shot dispersion if he was to improve his body action. Jon’s address position was generally very sound but an increase in the amount of pressure in to his lead (left) foot would reduce his sway off the ball in the early part of his back swing. Jon’s initial takeaway involved quite a sway into his right side from which he never really recovered and got stuck behind the ball at impact resulting in a club path that was a little too much to the right from resulting in pushes or hooks depending on timing and release at impact.

Student’s action plan/Key points

  1. Increase pressure into lead foot at address, ideally 60%
  2. Reduce the body sway in the takeaway and turn around a central axis (see drills)
  3. Practice hitting fades in practice
  4. Schedule a Trackman / Flightscope session to see that club path numbers are more down and to the left, not excessively to the right.

 

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Eddie Fernandes has made big changes to his swing (and his power and consistency have gone up) by mastering the key moves in slow motion before he speeds them up. Everyone should use this kind of slow motion training to make real changes to their swing!

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WATCH: 3 keys to make more short putts

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It’s called the “dreaded 3-footer” for a reason… In this video, Top-100 Teacher Tom Stickney shows you three keys to roll in short putts with confidence.

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